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  • 26 February 2024 Year 9 Parents Evening


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    February 2024


    Dear Parents and Carers,

    Year 9 Parents Evening with Options

    You are invited to Year 9 Parents Evening on Thursday 29 February from 4pm-7pm at Orchard School.

    This is an excellent opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and receive personalised feedback on their academic studies. For Year 9 particularly, this is an opportunity to speak to teachers regarding your child’s progress as well as finding out about the option subjects we offer for GCSE.

    Given the importance, 100% attendance at this evening is expected from Year 9 students and we hope you can plan this into your diary to support them at this evening.

    To help explain the upcoming Options process, a talk with the Headteacher, Assistant Principal for KS4, and the Head of Year 9 will take place in our assembly hall throughout the evening. Please ensure your appointments are booked to be able to attend the talk at 4pm, 5pm or 6pm.

    The event will consist of:
    • A welcome pack consisting of your appointment slip and an options booklet
    • Your child’s most recent report - results from their most recent assessments as well as their Attitude to Learning score.
    • A 15-minute talk regarding the upcoming Options process, in the assembly hall at 4pm, 5pm or 6pm.
    • 5-minute meetings with your child’s subject teachers to discuss current progress. These are timetabled and need to be pre-booked through the online “Parents Evening System” (see below).
    • For some individuals, additional appointments with Mr Hurran, Ms Jones and Mr Davis may be advised to discuss pastoral concerns.

    How to Book appointments with teachers

    We will shortly be inviting you to book appointment times with your child’s teachers.
    Bookings will need to be made online at orchard.schoolcloud.co.uk.

    Bookings open from Wednesday 21st February at 5pm.

    The information (name, email, students name) that you require to book using this system needs to be the same as we hold for you at the school. If you cannot log on, it is possible that this information is not up to date. Please contact the school either at info@orchard.tila.school or 0117 377 2000 to update your contact information.

    Some of our staff teach more than one class in the year group, so if you book late, you may find that appointment times are limited or not available.

    We look forward to welcoming you and your child to this very important evening.

    Yours sincerely,

    Mat Grafton
    Assistant Headteacher Key Stage 3